Daily Product and Technology Demos to Feature In-Demand ASRS and End-of-Line Innovations, Automation Experts to be Online to Answer Questions at Virtual Event

April 7, 2021 (Glenview, IL) – Signode, the leading global manufacturer of a broad spectrum of end of line packaging equipment, tools, and consumables, will showcase its complete range of automation solutions at ProMatDX 2021 (April 12-16).
Signode has scheduled daily product and technology demos and its team of automation professionals will be available online to share insights, answer questions, and interact with the show’s virtual attendees, allowing easy access to specifiers of all industries looking to maximize productivity and enhance efficiency. 
“Signode’s complete end-of-line warehouse automation offerings address and solve our customers’ challenges and requirements, including increased throughput, improved response time, lower operating and labor costs, and optimized safety,” said Mike Stein, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Automation and Packaging Technologies Platform, Signode.
Among the wide spectrum of automation capabilities included in the virtual demonstrations at ProMatDX 2021, Signode will present StorFast®, its automated storage and retrieval (ASRS) system (Thursday, April 15, 10:45-11 a.m. CDT).
The StorFast ASRS system provides high-density, lights-out, 24/7-access to all products in the warehouse. The shuttle/cart system allows multiple orders to be processed simultaneously and can flex between high-volume input and peak shipping schedules to optimize the utilization and efficiency of the system at all times. The StorFast ASRS system is an increasingly specified solution for both existing and new facilities in the rapidly growing warehouse and distribution space. Its space-saving shuttle/cart system is particularly sought after for urban-based facilities with limited horizontal footprints. 
“We are seeing intense interest among current and prospective customers as they are rethinking their entire approach,” said Stein. “We know that automation demands increase as companies rebound and reassess their operations following economic downturns and that is certainly the case right now.” 
Complete Product and Technology Demonstration Schedule:
End-of-Line Automation – Solutions to Improve Efficiency
Monday, April 12
10-10:15 a.m. (CDT)
Attendees will learn how end-of-line and warehouse automation solutions can manage costs and secure products for damage-free shipments. Signode will educate attendees on everything from touch-free automated case packing lines to robotic and gantry palletizers through pallet wrapping and high-density warehouse storage. With more than 100 years of experience, Signode is a trusted partner to high-profile customers looking for efficiency in package handling for transit, storage and distribution.
Octopus® Stretch Wrappers, Unlimited Wrapping Patterns for Load Stabilization
Tuesday, April 13
1-1:15 p.m. (CDT)
Attendees will learn how to potentially reduce film usage and improve the quality of the wrapping to achieve the required load containment at the lowest possible overall cost. Octopus stretch wrappers offer unlimited numbers of wrapping patterns, stabilizing loads for transport so goods make it through the supply chain undamaged.  Octopus machines allow for numerous innovative options (corner post device, integrated top sheet dispenser, load stabilizer, and automatic film reel change) to help solve specific stretch packaging challenges.
Versatile, 5-sided Product Protection for Effective Load Containment
Wednesday, April 14
1-1:15 p.m. (CDT)
Whether looking for increased load stability, reduced packaging material, minimal waste, or an improved packaging solution, Signode stretch hooders offer the perfect mix between function and cost. The Multi FleX1 hooder protects products from the elements and stabilizes them for transport. The machine has a variety of film patterns, including fully closed hoods, film sleeves, short hoods, and film reinforcement capabilities. Stretch hood is ideal for cubed loads, irregular loads with protrusions, varying product shapes, and more importantly, for single-layer loads.
Maximizing Savings with Signode’s StorFast Warehouse Automation Solutions
Thursday, April 15
10:45-11 a.m. (CDT)
Attendees will learn how StorFast’s fully-integrated warehouse automation solutions can maximize operational savings for supply chain management. StorFast offers a full range of high-density shuttle and cart-based storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and is part of Signode’s extensive automation portfolio. In addition to StorFast, the full portfolio includes robot-based depalletizing, palletizing, material handling solutions, and a complete range of automated packaging equipment. StorFast offers full warehouse management software and a complete track and trace system that provides superior cost and performance advantages over basic warehouse automation systems.
“We’ve worked hard to deliver ‘time-well-spent’ in our digital show offerings and our automation team is looking forward to connecting with current and prospective customers at ProMatDX 2021,” said Stein. 
Registration is free for ProMatDX 2021. To register or for more information: www.promatshow.com.
About Signode
Signode is the $2+ billion global Transit Packaging Division of Crown Holdings, Inc., with more than 95 manufacturing facilities and 7,000 employees worldwide. The breadth and depth of Signode’s experience and product portfolio allows the company to offer the resources, reach, and vision to provide transit packaging solutions, from the smallest to largest of customers. 

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